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‘THEA News’ Category

07/15/2016

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Categories: THEA News, THEA Tips

Dear Selmon Expressway Drivers, Just like you, I drive on the Tampa Bay roads every day.  Even when driving for business, I hope that my time behind the wheel is enjoyable, efficient, and safe.  As Executive Director and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), I do my best to collaborate with members of […]

05/31/2016

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Tags: Educational, sunpass, The Selmon, Tolling Collections

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Categories: THEA News

Understand How Toll-By-Plate Works In 2010, the Selmon Expressway converted to All-Electronic Toll (AET). What that means is that there are no toll booths. Toll equipment is housed in “gantries” that stretch across the roadway (think of a sign structure). There are signs at each entry to the Expressway – to let you know that […]

05/24/2016

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Categories: THEA News

Many different governmental agencies, companies, organizations, and elected officials are involved in the planning, construction and maintenance of toll roads. It can be confusing to understand which organizations own and operate which toll roads in our community. The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is the owner and operator of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway. The […]

05/24/2016

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Tags: Selmon Expressway, sunpass

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Categories: THEA News

SunPass customers save 25 cents at each toll location, paying less than Toll-by-Plate customers. Toll-by-Plate customers also pay a $2.50 administration fee on each invoice.  Depending on how often you use a toll road, the savings can be significant by the end of the year. And it is easy to use! A SunPass transponder can […]

Joe Waggoner is one of Tampa’s most well-respected transportation experts. Before he became the CEO of THEA 9 years ago, he served as Assistant Director for the state of Maryland Department of Transportation’s Office of Planning and Capital Programming, where he was responsible for the development of the Department’s capital programs, including highways, transit, rail, […]

04/14/2016

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Tags: Earth Day 2016

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Categories: THEA News

April 23rd is Earth Day! While automobile driving obviously has an impact on the environmental impact, one of the ways THEA is committed reducing carbon emissions and thus reduces air pollution. By leading Florida by installing all electronic tolling and increasing green spaces, like the Selmon Greenway, THEA makes our impact on the planet a […]